Hwang Min-hyun (born August 9, 1995), known mononymously to as Minhyun, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor. Hwang was discovered by South Korean entertainment agency Pledis Entertainment at the age of fifteen. After two years of training, Hwang debuted as a member of boy group NU’EST in 2012. In 2017, he represented Pledis Entertainment in the survival series Produce 101 Season 2 along with three members of NU’EST, with him finishing in ninth place and becoming a member of Wanna One.
Minhyun became a Pledis Entertainment trainee through scouting. Prior to his debut, he became more well known after appearing in Orange Caramel’s music video for their single “Shanghai Romance”. He also made appearances in labelmates’ music releases as a member of ‘Pledis Boys’.
On 15 March 2012, Minhyun debuted as a member of NU’EST.
He also appeared at the 2012–13 Seoul Fashion Week as a model for designer Park Yoon-soo’s fashion show ‘Big Park’.
In 2015, Minhyun was featured in indie artist Fromm’s new track, “Aftermath”. In 2016, Pledis Entertainment released Minhyun and JR’s music video for “Daybreak”, which is part of NU’EST’s fifth mini album Canvas.
In 2017, NU’EST halted all promotions while JR, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren participated in the second season of the series Produce 101.
In the third episode of the series, Minhyun picked the members for ‘Sorry Sorry Team 2’, for which he was nicknamed ‘producer’ and ‘CEO Hwang’ by online commenters. In the “Position” challenge, he covered I.O.I’s “Downpour” and the view count of his fancam reached 1 million within three days. In the “Concept” challenge, he was the center of “Never” team, which charted at number one in multiple music charts. At the end of the program, he ranked 9th, becoming one of the final 11 members to debut in Wanna One. In accordance with the series’ contract, he did not promote with NU’EST until Wanna One disbanded in December 2018.